Lot 198 - 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
|Odometer reading||11,707 miles|
|Estimate||£100,000 - £120,000|
- Right hand drive example
- Delightful colour combination
Alongside the glamorous and fabulously expensive 300 SL ‘Gullwing’, Mercedes-Benz offered its affordable 190 SL sports car in the 1950s. Conceived with the booming American market in mind, the 190 SL was Daimler-Benz first unitary construction platform, the immensely strong steel backbone chassis clothed in a mixture of steel and aluminium panels (including the bonnet, boot lid and doors) to keep weight down. Inside the 190 SL’s cockpit one finds an abundance of period detailing, from the padded dashboard and chrome horn ring to neat touches like the chrome courtesy light. Build quality was typically Teutonic and all the qualities that made the 190 SL so popular in the latter part of the 1950s and early 1960s, such as its reliability, versatility and style, continue to attract enthusiasts today.
This striking Mercedes presents extremely well in the delightful colour combination of silver metallic coachwork which is complemented by a blue interior, a blue hood and well-presented brightwork.
The period specification includes chrome door-mounted mirrors, telescopic aerial, facia clock and push-button radio, and 'PFO 659' comes complete with V5C registration document and a selection of old MoTs and service receipts. One of which is for over £8,300 from well-known specialist Joe Macari. Originally registered on 3rd June 1960, this stunning convertible has been well looked after and we are told is a joy to drive. With values of its big brother, the 300 SL, firmly in seven-figure territory today, the 190 SL represents good value and has proven a solid investment over the last ten years.
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